A collision Tuesday evening in Pasadena has left a 46-year-old motorcyclist hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Police found James Lloyd Geiser of Glen Burnie lying in the roadway shortly before 7 p.m. at the accident scene. The crash occurred at the intersection of Fort Smallwood and Solley roads, near Riviera Beach. The victim had been driving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle north on Fort Smallwood Road, when he attempted a left hand turn onto Solley Road. The victim failed to yield the right of way to southbound vehicles and turned into the path of a Ford Escort, which struck the motorcycle, police said. That driver was not injured.

The victim remains in critical condition at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Investigators have initially ruled out speed as a factor, but said alcohol or drugs on the part of both drivers may have contributed to the crash. The investigation is continuing.

Mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com

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